Senior Services seeks volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

August 20, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 20, 2015

Senior Services is looking for volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program in Issaquah. The program helps homebound seniors maintain their health and independence with nutritious food, personal contact and caring service.

The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers in the following positions:

  • Volunteer site coordinators
  • Delivery drivers
  • Callers/office support
  • Packers

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U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert visits Issaquah’s Spiritwood at Pine Lake

August 10, 2015

NEW — 2:52 p.m. Aug. 10, 2015

Medicaid and Medicare, along with veterans’ rights.

Those seemed to be the main topics of the day as U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert spent about an hour or so Aug. 7 at the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility on 228th Avenue Southeast, near the Issaquah and Sammamish borders.

By Greg Farrar Janice Amato (left), a Garden House memory care resident, receives a handshake from U.S. House Rep. Dave Reichert as he arrives to a welcoming group of residents at the beginning of his tour Aug. 7 of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility.

By Greg Farrar
Janice Amato (left), a Garden House memory care resident, receives a handshake from U.S. House Rep. Dave Reichert as he arrives to a welcoming group of residents at the beginning of his tour Aug. 7 of the Spiritwood at Pine Lake assisted living facility.

After a short tour of the facility, the GOP congressman met with seniors in the facility’s main dining room. Read more

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Help out-of-school children, families and senior citizens in need this summer

June 21, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. June 21, 2015

Bartell Drugs’ tradition of helping to fight hunger in the Puget Sound area continues with the Bartell’s Community Food Drive, a community partnership with Food Lifeline, through June 27.

Bartell Drugs locations throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are accepting nonperishable food items to replenish local food banks in the summer months when families that normally depend on free or reduced-price school meals may struggle to provide healthy meals at home.

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To the Editor — June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015

Thank you

Many people made Relay for Life a success

On May 9, our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2015 Relay For Life. For 20 hours, we celebrated cancer survivors, remembered those no longer with us and learned about how we can continue to fight back against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding event, made possible by everyone involved.

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Issaquah groups receive retired county vans

May 5, 2015

The King County Council recently unanimously adopted a motion transferring retired Metro Vanpool vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

The Issaquah Senior Center and Life Enrichment Options were two of 26 organizations to receive the vans.

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Seniors: Get involved with a Platinum Pass

August 6, 2013

The Issaquah School District offers an all-access Platinum Pass to seniors 65 and older who live in the district.

The pass allows seniors free admission to virtually all events in Issaquah schools, including athletic home games, plays and concerts. Holders can show their pass at the ticketing booth for entrance the day of the event, but the district recommends people secure tickets in advance or arrive early in case events sell out.

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